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How do I manage my cat scratch disease on a daily basis?

You can manage your cat scratch disease (CSD) on a daily basis by keeping the area of infection clean. Also, you can prevent further infection by taking your cat to a veterinarian to have it checked for fleas and the infection that causes CSD. If you or your child are suffering from swollen lymph nodes, you can use warm, moist compresses to ease some of the irritation.

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Is there a cure for cat scratch disease?
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What increases my risk for cat scratch disease?
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What causes cat-scratch disease?
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Are children at greater risk for cat scratch disease?
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